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Edna D. Basurto*

Patent Engineer

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Edna is known for her strong track record in patentability analysis and freedom-to-operate searches, providing her an excellent foundation for successful outcomes in patent application preparation.

Her technical background in bioelectrical engineering has enabled her to identify patentable subject matter from a holistic description of the system or product related to the following electrical applications:

  • Control circuits for power tools
  • Wired and wireless communication among objects
  • Object tracking
  • Control systems for nuclear systems
  • Control systems and algorithms for mining machines
  • Wireless charging
  • Encryption keys
  • Electrical/electronic medical devices 


Global strategy developed for patent application

Edna has helped coordinate global filing strategies and develop global prosecution strategies for a number of patent applications.  In doing so, Edna takes into consideration support requirements for claims in various countries.  Additionally, Edna works to preempt rejections on the claims and proactively ensures that the scope of allowed claims is globally consistent.  

Project clearance for an outdoor equipment patent

On behalf of the client, a manufacturer of battery-powered lawnmowers, Edna performed freedom-to-operate searches related to the new product’s equipment category. The project was ultimately cleared.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society



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